STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Minor girl raped by 15 men for four months in Karnataka

According to the police, the accused were blackmailing the survivor that they would share her pictures on social media if she failed to cooperate with them.

Published: 31st January 2021 09:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2021 07:44 AM   |  A+A-

Womens' rights, Feminism, Sexual harassment

For representational purposes. (Photo | Aasawari Kulkarni, Feminism in India)

By Express News Service

SHIVAMOGGA: Fifteen persons were booked for raping a 15-year-old girl for four months at a village near Sringeri in Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka. The police have registered a case against the accused as well as the girl's aunt for conniving with the accused. 

The accused have been identified as Small Abhi, Girish Anegunda, Vikas, Manikanta, Sampath, Ashwathgowda, Rajesh, Amith, Santhosh, Deekshith, Santhosh, Niranjan, Nayana Gowda, Abhigowda and Yogeesh.

According to the FIR registered by the Sringeri police, apart from the mentioned accused, other people had also raped the girl and the police have launched a manhunt to nab all the culprits. 

Chikkamagaluru Child Welfare Committee chairman Subramanya G told The New Indian Express that the girl, who lost her mother in her childhood, was looked after by her uncle till she finished her 7th standard in Haveri district. The girl's father married another woman and the girl was brought to Sringeri by her aunt who is a relative of her mother. She was living with her aunt and uncle.

According to the police, the accused were blackmailing the survivor that they would share her pictures on social media if she failed to cooperate with them.

Later when the assault came to the aunt's notice, she cooperated with the accused. The police have registered a case under section 4 (sexual assault), section 5 (using the child for pornographic purposes) and section 6 (aggravated penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act POCSO Act. The police also registered cases under various sections of IPC, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, Immoral Traffic Prevention Act and Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp